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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Anthony M, Jul 16, 2011.
Brian May RS is 24" and sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Epiphone Elitist Byrdland
Peavey T-15, T-30
Someplace around there:
Harmony (also Heathkit ,Heath , Silvertone) : Bobkat ,Mercury ,Jupiter, Rocket, Meteor
24" (to below 24-1/2")
Fender : Musicmaster II, Bronco, Duosonic II, Mustang (all permutations), Jaguar (all permutations), Jag-Stang, “Short Strat” (japan), Squier Classic Vibe Duosonic, Squier Jagmaster, Super sonic
Brian May (& Burns Brian May)
SX SST62, SST57, SJM
Hopf Explorer Standard
Gear4music 3/4 Electric ST Guitar
Paul Reed Smith : Santana models, SC245
24-5/8" - lots
Well I just tried a Taylor Mini yesterday - sorry, I know it's not an electric! It's 23 1/2" scale and it sounds great! All the other guitars in that price range sound too zingy and thin, but the Mini sound fat and chunky. In fact I liked it so much I'm going back today to buy it. First acoustic for me in at least 20 years!
JImmy, you might want to look at the Martin Mini too. Very cool.
FPicker: Thanks for that list!
Another plug for DGW:
I've played two and they are pretty b*tchin' indeed. My trusty Partscaster may have met its match...
The relic'ing has been a gradual project over the last 43 years.
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Very cool guitars!
I use 24 inch scale guitars most of the time the best for me being a couple of Maton JB6 guitars, A custom built 24in guitar, The Burns Brian May model and recently a Fender Blacktop Jaguar. I'm currently building a Frankenstein Blacktop Jag with everything different apart from the body and neck plus some top secret unusual devices !!!
MATON JB6 fitted with a Roland GK-2A Midi Pickup.
24" scale guitars be John Thomas Riboloff(creator of the slash's guitars, Tony iommy guitars, Gibson Nighthawk...etc.) Ex chef at Gibson custom shop:
Samick JTR Rone anne RA10, RA20 and RA30.
Has anyone tried the SX Liquid short scale guitars?
I have the older SJM 25.5 scale version of this guitar & really like it.
Enjoy your quest. I've had a fair amount of experience with shorter-scale guitars and ultimately found them dissatisfying... greatly. IMO, when you get below the 24.75 length, the feel and tone can get compromised. Even small increments, once you're already below 25," are significant and tangible. On my vintage Duo-Sonic (which I bought and kept because it was vintage, until I finally accepted that I didn't like it and couldn't get a great tone from it) I found that upping the string gauge to compensate for the short scale length helped somewhat. The jazz guys who suggested the short-scale archtops rarely stuck with them; the beautiful Gibson Crest (laminated BRW) has never been popular despite its spectacular looks... because of the short scale length. If you can, keep us posted on your search. I'd love to hear what works for you.
My favorite short scale is the Jaguar, it sounds very big and tight. I have Duo Sonic as well, but the body being smaller is kinda odd on me (6’1”) so it just sits in the case.
This is an image of a J.Reynolds JR5B 3/4 Size Electric Guitar. It has a 24" scale neck. I got it because I wanted a small scale guitar with a floating bridge, but once I played it, I realized I got much more than that for $99. Everything my fingers do seem to make more sense on this J.Reynolds guitar.
This one happens to be on sale for $55 at the link below, used.
I selected this image because there is no J.Reynolds Guitar homepage that I could find. In addition, all other JR5B guitars have their humbuckers placed at the bridge position. The one I own has its humbucker placed in the middle position. Further, I have become convinced, for my hand size, the 24" scale length is ideal for lead style guitar playing.
I have a Peavey Patriot with a 23 5/8" scale length. Do I win?
No. Win is a 24" scale neck on a Warmoth 7/8 Tele or strat body.
How about a modern Jaguar ... MF has them
Pimpstick by stark posted Jan 1, 2018 at 12:38 PM
DD1979B7-4A6B-4F05-8175-2FEE0EFCCE1C by stark posted Jan 18, 2019 at 9:14 AM
Sure, this is an ancient thread, but my COVID life has been full of buying 24"s...